Invitation to Anthropology / Edition 3

Invitation to Anthropology / Edition 3

by Luke Eric Lassiter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759111537

ISBN-13: 9780759111530

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Lassiter (anthropology, Bell State University) offers an accessible and interesting introduction to cultural anthropology for undergraduates and general readers, illustrating the varied applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale. Early chapters focus on underlying assumptions and concepts that

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Lassiter (anthropology, Bell State University) offers an accessible and interesting introduction to cultural anthropology for undergraduates and general readers, illustrating the varied applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale. Early chapters focus on underlying assumptions and concepts that drive anthropological theory, and later chapters explore three cross cultural human issues: gender, marriage/family/kinship, and religion. B&w photos are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111530
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
Part IAnthropology, Culture, and Ethnography7
Chapter 1Evolution and the Critique of Race: A Short Story9
Chapter 2Anthropology and Culture37
Chapter 3Ethnography69
Part IIEthnology: Some Human Issues99
Chapter 4History, Change, and Adaptation: On the Roots of Our World System101
Chapter 5Sex, Power, and Inequality: On Gender123
Chapter 6Work, Success, and Kids: On Marriage, Family, and Kinship143
Chapter 7Knowledge, Belief, and Disbelief: On Religion167
Afterword181
Bibliography and Suggested Readings185
Index195
About the Author205

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